Next meetup: March, 2019
In this interdisciplinary meetup we want to explore stories at the intersections of technology. Technology is all around us and changing rapidly. It influences our social and private life, politics and society. Equally, technology is influenced by the people who build it and their mindsets and biases. Which challenges and opportunities do we see?
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming and stressful to survive in this field. Especially as a underrepresented or/and marginalized person. This meetup attempts to be a platform for exchange and support.
First we will get some input: 2-3 shorter talks of 5-10 minutes. After the talks we will have breakout sessions where attendees can discuss their own topics in smaller groups. Like an open space or an unconf.
Wilhelmina Ndapewa-Onyothi Nekoto - Realising dreams through tenacity & community
In this talk Wilhelmina shares her journey to advance a career in Data Science to address some of the pressing issues faced in rural communities, and the oppresive challenges and opportunities she faced to realise this dream.
Wilhelmina's interests lie at the intersection of data, society, science and technology. Forming a strong interest in how machines are used for data informed and data driven decision making.
Sofia Crespo - Synthetic ~bio~ exploratory
Sofia will present her work with a few applications of convolutional neural networks used in image processing, and explorations of self identity, oceanic life and emotionality.
Everybody who likes learning and will respect our code of conduct is invited to come.
We will be focussing on people who don't usually get the chance to speak:
women and non-binary people & black people and people of color & disabled people. We will be an intentional space but not exclusive - if you have an idea for a talk please send your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to create a space where people can meet and learn in a supportive environment.
Be respectful and open minded.
We will run the meetup under the Berlin Code of Conduct.
The November venue is not wheelchair accessible. We are working on finding a more accessible venue.
Gender neutral bathrooms.
The meetup is organized by Ophélie, Malwine and Princiya.
The whole project is work in progress and lives from your participation and feedback.
Questions and feedback is always welcome.
Send a mail to: email@example.com